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destination. more now from mark matthews. >> faa says the skies are a little less crowded today and frustration among passengers a little higher. >> getting angry. irritated. we don't want you to be here. >> gate agent tells passengers we didn't know this would happen but actually two months ago the transportation secretary hood warned budget cuts could force the faa to furlough tenth of the controllers. >> congress needs to fix this. congress needs to fix a very dumb law. >> congress hasn't fixed it and new the faa says every air traffic controller layed off one day every two weeks. and flights will be delayedw3 or cancelled. >> plane back to lax. sat on the tarmac for about an hour. >> larry point dexter flight in san antonio didn't make it to los angeles last night. diverted to fresno. some flights from los angeles to here in san jose were hours late last night. >> we had flights operating as late as as early as 2:00 a.m. >> that was a flight was to arrive before 11:30. los angeles international had 3 fewer controllers today. mike kennedy flight delayed sex hours. >> bo
of flight delays, as the faa scrambles to make due with fewer air traffic controllers. some of the nation's busiest airports fell behind because federal budget cuts have resulted in furloughs across the faa. delays are ranging from 15 minutes to several hours. >>> the record rainfall and flooding that's inundating much of the midwest is far from over. in peoria, the illinois river is cresting today, expected to hit nearly 30 feet. the problem is flood stage is only 18 feet. mississippi and other river towns are seeing similar swamping. near st. louis, more than 100 barges broke free, some smashing into bridges. at least ten of them sank. >>> and there's evidence that we are not exaggerating about the water levels. here it is. take a look at a fish swimming by someone's office window. that's in grand rapids. the river there crested at nearly 22 feet. >> my goodness. >> yikes. >>> today's forecast for the flood zone won't be a welcome one. plan on plenty of rain stretching from south texas all the way to the great lakes. and in the northern-most spots it will be snowing again today. as much
for more flight delays triggered by the sequester. some of the busiest airports fell behind schedule. faa furloughs went into effect leaving fewer air traffic controllers on the job and we have more from abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: the delays piled up in charlotte. waits up to 75 minutes at baltimore washington and at all three new york airports. >> when you have cuts like this, it's not good. it's one of the very few jobs, i think, that should not have one. >> reporter: the faa didn't mince words, blaming most of the backlog on federal budget cuts. the agency said, the crunch forced it to furlough its air traffic controllers one day every other week. it saves the agency nearly $640 million, but the faa says it could cost travelers 90-minute delays on 6,700 flights every day. and the early numbers show delays at baltimore washington anew york's laguardia, spiking fourfold over last monday. part of that could be weather related. but at other airports like philadelphia, not much change. to see for ourselves, we boarded a flight in miami for orlando. here's the confusing thing. the fligh
of the country. the faa estimates nationally that these delays would cause 6,700 delays a day. >>> a nuclear power plant in eastern tennessee has extra security this morning after a shooting over the weekend. police say a man fired shots at a guard who then returned fire. it happened at the watts bar plant in spring city. no one was hurt. >>> well, president obama has invited all 20 female senators to dinner at the white house tonight. it's the latest get-together scheduled by the president in an effort to find common ground with congress. no word yet on just who has rsvp'd. >>> and new york mayor michael bloomberg wants to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. it would be the strictest limit of any big city but would only affect purchases. it would not prohibit those younger from 21 from having or even smoking cigarettes. >>> no to what's moving your money. cnbc's courtney reagan is here. courtney, good morning to you. >> hi, richard. apple reports earnings today. with the stock dropping below $400 a share after peaking above 700 in september, you know it's the talk of wall s
: the faa releasing a statement saying it will quote, be working with the airlines and using a comprehensive set of air traffic management tools to minimize the delays and impacts of lower staffing as we move into the busy summer season. do you find that reassuring? i'm not sure i do. good morning stuart. stuart varney from the fox business network. stuart couldn't we move money over from consultants and grants to help folks out in the control tower? >> let me spell out what we're talking about. $500 million this year for consultants. $474 million in wrapts grants to make communities more liveable and sustainable. obvious, question, martha, take some money out of the consultants bucket and put it into air traffic controlsers bucket to avoid delays. president says can't do that. i don't have the flexibility to target nonessentials. can't do it. so the republicans introduced a bill that would specifically give the president that flexibility, to avoid this pain. he threatened to veto it. that's where we stand this morning. more cuts are coming. more delays are coming. the president does not wan
as the national transportation safety board takes a closer look at one fire in particular just days after the faa approved boeing's plan to get its fleet back in the air. dan springer is live in seattle. dan? >> reporter: yeah, jon. the faa approved the battery fix even as the company answers tough questions about the fire back in january that led to the dreamliner fleet getting grounded. the plane's lithium ion battery sured a short which led to the failure of all eight cells. boeing's new plan includes a redesigned battery that has more insulation between the cells to prevent what's called thermal runaway. the battery charger has been redesigned to reduce the total amount of energy in the battery so it doesn't work as hard, and it's going to be in a better steel containment box that won't allow oxygen to fuel a fire. the ntsb put boeing on the defensive this morning about its assumptions that turned out to be wrong. >> what we can't do is we can't account for every single possible method of short circuit, particularly what we would consider the unknown unknowns. >> reporter: boeing says it has
at the airport. the f.a.a. imposing furloughs on thousands of employees. those cuts are being blamed on sequester. guess what? delays, delays, delays. >>steve: with fewer workers responsible for the same number of planes that means you're going to have to wait. here now stuart varney, we're not going to make him wait. the scare quester didn't work. now what they're trying to do is inflict pain. people are going to sit on planes, they're going to call their congressmen. "you've got to do something about it! " >> that's right. quick pop quiz. did you know the f.a.a., the people who run the air traffic system, this year they will spend $500 million on consultants, $325 million on supplies and travel, $474 million on grants to make communities more livable and sustainable. >>steve: are you saying there's money available where they don't have to furlough those guys? >> exactly. why don't you take some of that money and put it into the air traffic controllers' bucket so we don't have to have these delays? because the president says we don't have the flexibility. we cannot redirect spending. not allowed
? >> possible options for travelers now that it is day three of the faa furloughs longer airport wait time, longer tarmac wait time perhaps canceled flights all together. now they have filed a motion to place a moratorium on the rule saying airlines cannot let passengers remain on the tarmac for more than 3 hours. the motion notes 6700 flights will be delayed daily at 13 of the busiest airports now that the furloughs have started f. you add bad weather on ton of that it could get pretty ugly. if the tarmac rule does stay in place airlines may be forced to cancel flights and significantly disrupt travel plans. because they don't have the appropriate staff to go deal with the travel disruption. >> they are telling passengers there's always the bus. >> college, is it worth it or not worth it? >> there is a growing number of people saying it's not worth it. no longer guarantees success. even a good enough job where you make enough money to pay back your student loan. the average college grad is graduating with 28,000 in debt. that's why some high school grads are starting their own businesses
. the ntsb wants to know out prob -- how problems with the batteries went unnoticed by the faa and boeing inspectors during test flights. the problem grounded the jets three months ago. the faa approved a redesigned battery system and this week boeing is install the batteries and dreamliners that happen in operation around the world. small knives are still banned on planes. the tsa reversed its decision to start allowing small knives on board passenger planes. that would have happened this thursday. tsa is now saying it needs more time to reveal all of the public feedback on the decision. unions for flight attendants and pilots loudly protested against the change. many passengers say they really never liked the idea of allowing planes on -- knives on planes. >>> 8:19. some bay area schools are seeing a rise in bomb threats. now, just yesterday, a student at san francisco state found a suspicious package in a music and theater building. inside the package, a note saying a bomb was about to go off. now, police investigated the building, their search proved that threat was a hoax. >> it made
about. the faa, the fbi, national institutes of health. the best way that mitch mcconnell and republicans can help us deal with this, is to support our legislation that would replace the sequester in a balanced and targeted way. >> we all hear about budget cuts and maybe some jurisdictions are blame things on the sequester. but just the other night i heard from a former senate staffer, she's a mom, two little girls, about deep cuts which are shutting down right here in the district of columbia, all the musical, music and art teaching in a particular school, a very special school. so are jurisdictions beginning to blame this on the sequester? is this really the sequester kicking in? >> well, look, there's no free lunch at the end of the day. the reality is, we can and should make cuts wherever possible. if there's waste in the budget, it should be eliminated, we should find efficiencies. but as i indicated, two years ago we cut over $1.2 trillion from this whole portion of the budget. that goes to things like head start. that goes to early education. that goes to spe
are already being played. several people from the obama administration are saying pressure the faa. tell them you want them to find a different way to balance their budgets. it doesn't have to be by putting these workers on furlough. they could tighten their other budget considerations. we'll see what happens when it really gets busy. ken bastida, kpix 5. >>> the next time you're getting ready to travel, you can check the status of your flight on our website, kpix.com. >>> federal officials are delaying a policy that would allow small knives, bats and other sports equipment on planes. the tsa says that the policy change has been delayed to accommodate feedback from an advisory committee made up of aviation industry, consumer and law enforcement officials. the change was to go into effect thursday. >>> coming up in our next half hour, another terror plot this time targeting mass transit. where the suspects allegedly planned to bomb a train and their ties to al qaeda. >> everyone that saw it was almost in tears. >> how a bay area school sent a special message to the student injured in the bosto
travel season. delays at laguardia, newark, charlotte. the faa on monday blamed staffing and weather and says staffing challenges at regional centers led to ground delays and more spacing between flights around the country. it's the first time the public has felt the impact of across the board budget cuts from the sequester. >> it's already bad enough when they have their regular delays so i can't imagine being stuck here for three hours and not knowing what's going to be next. >> in certain places i believe cutbacks should not be happening. >> i think it's horrible. there's enough problems dealing with delays and security and weather and other things when you're flying. i think they should furlough the president and congress. >> reporter: the faa claims it had no choice but to put 15,000 controllers on unpaid furloughs, which means 10% fewer of them working each day. the agency said that could mean delays of 3 1/2 hours in atlanta, more than 2 hours in chicago, and 1:20 in laguardia. the airlines are furious and argue there are other places to cut. >> the air traffic controllers hav
an hour long. >> reporter: the faa is blaming the delays on across-the-board budget cuts which, it says, forced it on to furlough 15,000 air traffic controllers and other workers and were spacing out flights in the name of safety. several hundred flights delayed, less than the agency's prediction of 6,700 daily flight delays. but transportation secretary ray lahood warns abc, we might see an airplane apocalypse yet. >> we did not take into account weather activities. these delays could get extended beyond the 60 to 90 minutes. >> reporter: late monday, i decided to investigate the delays myself. taking a round-trip from miami -- not bad. taking off about 25 minutes late. to orlando -- it looks like we're about to take off about 50 minutes late. not too bad given the circumstances. and back. now, a lot of folks back in there gripe that probably the airports that the politicians and congressmen use, washington national, probably didn't have too many delays. it did. delays up to two hours. airline analysts say if this persists through the summer, we could see ticket prices start to rise. r
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